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    Author(s): Peter Landres; Suzy Stutzman; Wade Vagias; Carol Cook; Christina Mills; Tim Devine; Sandee Dingman; Adrienne Lindholm; Miki Stuebe; Melissa Memory; Ruth Scott; Michael Bilecki; Ray O'Neil; Chris Holbeck; Frank Turina; Michael Haynie; Sarah Craighead; Chip Jenkins; Jeremy Curtis; Karen Trevino
    Date: 2014
    Source: WASO 909/121797. Lakewood, CO: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Wilderness Stewardship Division, Denver Service Center. 219 p.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Description

    This User Guide was developed to help National Park Service (NPS) staff effectively and efficiently fulfill the mandate from the 1964 Wilderness Act and NPS policy to "preserve wilderness character" now and into the future. This mandate applies to all congressionally designated wilderness and other park lands that are, by policy, managed as wilderness, including eligible, potential, proposed, or recommended wilderness. This User Guide builds on the ideas in Keeping It Wild: An Interagency Strategy to Monitor Trends in Wilderness Character Across the National Wilderness Preservation System (Landres and others 2008). The User Guide offers practical guidance and tools to integrate wilderness character into park planning, management, and monitoring, and is divided into six chapters and a companion document:

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    Citation

    Landres, Peter; Stutzman, Suzy; Vagias, Wade; Cook, Carol; Mills, Christina; Devine, Tim; Dingman, Sandee; Lindholm, Adrienne; Stuebe, Miki; Memory, Melissa; Scott, Ruth; Bilecki, Michael; O'Neil, Ray; Holbeck, Chris; Turina, Frank; Haynie, Michael; Craighead, Sarah; Jenkins, Chip; Curtis, Jeremy; Trevino, Karen. 2014. Keeping it wild in the National Park Service: A user guide to integrating wilderness character into park planning, management, and monitoring. WASO 909/121797. Lakewood, CO: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Wilderness Stewardship Division, Denver Service Center. 219 p.

    Keywords

    wilderness, National Park Service (NPS), planning, management, monitoring

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